On election night, Stephen Colbert will have the freedom to say whatever he wants, bleep-free on his Showtime special, “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?” The cable network released a new “presidential” teaser for the event, as well as a new poster.
Colbert will bring his unique comedic touch, political satire and social commentary to the live event, all while he reacts to the election results as the state by state returns come in. Best yet, fans of “The Colbert Report” host will also get to finally hear him say things he’s never been able to say in this campaign – something we’ve all been waiting for.
“Only one man has the depth of knowledge, the breadth of experience, the intelligence, the insight, the ethics and the professional standards to cover the biggest night in politics,” says the voiceover in the clip, before Colbert asks if he’s allowed to say “dick-weed.”
The one-hour special will air live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and include several surprise guests.
The show is a partnership between “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and Showtime, and marks the first time the show has partnered with a cable network on a live event. The special is produced by the same team behind “The Late Show,” including EPs Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart.
The special will air live on Tuesday, November 8 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on air, on demand and over the internet.